• For the Enjoyment of Scholars: auction at Christies

    Sale 2391

    For the Enjoyment of Scholars: Selections from the Robert H. Blumenfield Collection

    25 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 880

    AN UNUSUAL ARCHAISTIC RHINOCEROS HORN CUP

    17TH/18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN UNUSUAL ARCHAISTIC RHINOCEROS HORN CUP
    17TH/18TH CENTURY
    The exterior carved with a diaper band overlaid below the broad, pinched spout with two chilong and by the angular bifurcated tail of the dragon-form handle
    6 3/16 in. (15.8 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Estate of Nils Nessim, Stockholm, Sweden; Butterfields, San Francisco, 13 June 1990, lot 1645.